Kyle Williams Injury: Updates on Bills DT's Knee and Return

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent III

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 11:  Kyle Williams #95 of the Buffalo Bills watches from the sideline during a game against the Tennessee Titans during a game at Nissan Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams hasn't played since he injured his left knee against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6 and will not return this season.

Continue for updates.

Williams Placed on Injured Reserve

Tuesday, Dec. 1

The Bills announced they signed defensive tackle T.J. Barnes after placing Williams on injured reserve.

Williams to Undergo Meniscus Surgery

Friday, Nov. 27 

Williams told reporters he'll undergo surgery, according to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak. However, Williams said he has no plans to retire because of the issue, per Joe Buscaglia of WKBW. 

Williams Comments on Severity of Injury

Monday, Nov. 2

"Williams declined to say whether he had a torn knee ligament but said it's more significant than a sprain. No surgery required," relayed Rodak.

Williams Walks Before Being Carted Off vs. Bengals in Week 6

Sunday, Oct. 18

Rodak analyzed the circumstances of Williams' seemingly serious injury as he got carted off: "Williams is as tough as they come. Fact that he's walking to cart is positive, but he could be fighting through a lot of pain."

Williams Provides Leadership to Bills Defense

Prior to this injury, Williams had missed just one game in the last three seasons. The 32-year-old veteran is one of the leaders of a vaunted defense that hasn't quite lived up to the hype this year, ranking 19th in total yards allowed.

No one can replace a four-time Pro Bowler like Williams. The Bills will have to turn to either Alex Carrington or IK Enemkpali for the remainder of the season.

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